Reasons to Come
Be Inspired Again
In a recent poll, the job of music minister was ranked as one of the top ten stressful jobs in the country. The Alleluia Conference is designed to equip and inspire ministers in all areas of their ministry. Though highly acclaimed speakers and guests are frequently featured at the conference, the community and energy found in being around like minded people is far better than learning skills from a distance learning course. At the conference participants have the ability to find answers and advice on their own church situations from experienced practitioners of ministry.
Refine Your Skills
Virtually all areas of the music minister's job are addressed in one shape or form throughout the conference. Practical, hands-on learning takes place in each session at the conference, highlighted teaching from, to name a few, James Abbington, Randall Bradley, David Weck, Bruce Benedict, Joseph Martin, John Dickson, John Ferguson, and many others.
Retreat from the Workplace
This conference's best offer is the opportunity to retreat from the workplace for a few days to worship, rejuvenate and find the strength to serve for another year. Conference activities outside of class sessions include evening concerts from invited youth and church choirs as well as an all conference choir rehearsal led by Jo-Michael Scheibe. This year's Thursday lunch banquet will honor a Baylor alum with a distinguished achievement award in church music.
Individual Voice Check-ups and Roundtable Luncheon Discussions
This year's conference includes many unique opportunities for conference participants. For many music ministers the last time they had a voice lesson was in college. Members from the voice faculty from the Baylor School of Music have agreed to give voice checkups (by appointment) during the conference. One of the favorite innovations in last year's conference was the opportunity for a limited number of attendees to have special lunches with notable anthem composers in a round table format. These will continue to be offered this year.
Build Relationships with Like-Minded People
So come, retool your mind, renew your strength and refresh your soul. We formally invite you to have a spiritually stirring time of learning at Baylor University this summer.